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  Military of Venezuela - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In 2005 Venezuela signed agreements with Spain to procure 12 naval transport and reconnaissance aircraft and eight naval patrol vessels.
Chavez claims the deal is necessary for Venezuela's defense, and criticized the United States for failing to supply spare parts for Venezuelan F-16 fighter jets.
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en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Military_of_Venezuela   (504 words)

 Venezuela - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Venezuela borders Brazil to the south, Guyana to the east, and Colombia to the west.
Venezuela was the site of one of the first permanent Spanish settlements in South America in 1522, and most of the territory eventually became part of the viceroyalty of New Granada.
Venezuela is home to a wide variety of landscapes, such as the north-easternmost extensions of the Andes mountains in the northwest and along the northern Caribbean coast, of which the highest point is the Pico Bolívar at 4,981 m.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Venezuela   (3055 words)

 ipedia.com: Venezuela Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Venezuela, along with what are now Colombia, Panama, and Ecuador, was part of the Republic of Greater Colombia (Gran Colombia) until 1830, when Venezuela separated and became a sovereign republic.
Much of Venezuela's 19th and early 20th century history was characterized by periods of political instability, dictatorial rule, and revolutionary turbulence.
Venezuela is home to a wide variety of landscapes, such as the northeasternmost extensions of the Andes mountains in the northwest and along the northern Caribbean coast, of which the highest point is the Pico Bolivar at 5,007 m.
www.ipedia.com /venezuela.html   (1658 words)

 Political and Economic Insecurity: Civil-Military Relations in Venezuela   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Venezuela's political and economic prospects were the topic of a joint meeting held recently by the National Endowment for Democracy and the Center for International Private Enterprise.
Venezuela is characterized by petroleum to the point that its state, society and even the so-called Bolivarian "revolution" launched by President Chávez are all connected to the nation’s petroleum production and exports.
Because Venezuela is too important geopolitically to isolate it, the US should continue to use the good offices of regional leaders, such as President Vicente Fox of Mexico and President Fernando Henrique Cardoso of Brazil, to keep the lines of communication open with the Chávez administration.
www.cipe.org /whats_new/events/conferences/lac/venezuela   (1790 words)

 USATODAY.com - Venezuela's Chavez resigns under military pressure   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — President Hugo Chavez, a former army paratrooper who polarized Venezuela with his strong-arm rule and whose friendship with Cuba and Iraq irritated the United States, resigned under military pressure Friday after a massive opposition demonstration ended in a bloodbath.
Before dawn he left the palace — wearing a military fatigues and red beret, as he did when he led a failed 1992 coup — and was put in detention at Caracas' Fort Tiuna army base.
Venezuela is the No. 3 supplier of oil to the United States and the world's fourth biggest exporter.
www.usatoday.com /news/world/2002/04/12/chavez.htm   (926 words)

 US Pentagon contingency planning for military conflict with Venezuela   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
To call Venezuela a "rogue" nation, a retro-label usually reserved for the worst lawless regimes, is both lazy and small minded.
Military sources ascribe Venezuela's emergence on a list of actual military threats as a reflection of an important post 9/11 war reality: The events themselves of September 11 provide justification...
Rumsfeld's broad guidance to the military is to be prepared to handle four "persistent and emerging challenges," labeled as traditional, irregular, catastrophic, and disruptive.
www.vheadline.com /printer_news.asp?id=46667   (919 words)

 U.S. Has Plan For Military Conflict With Venezuela:
There is not a doubt that military planners are doing what military planners do: looking at the world through the prism of potential threat, fitting countries to their models of action and reaction, toiling away they think in secret, considering the "what ifs." This is particularly the case after the failure of 9/11.
As I said yesterday, Venezuela possesses everything that makes it "strategically" important: it has oil; it is leftist; it is critical of the United States; it is buying from (and threatening to sell to) the bad guys; it is in our own back yard.
Venezuela, even a generic Venezuela as an example, is a wonderful test case.
www.informationclearinghouse.info /article10881.htm   (1001 words)

Venezuela's Constitutional Assembly on Friday approved a name change for the country, which in the future will be called the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.
Venezuela has, if the people give a YES vote to this Constitutional change and a new name: República Bolivariana de Venezuela.
Coro, which is the oldest city in the mainland of Venezuela, is directly on the shoreline.
flagspot.net /flags/ve.html   (672 words)

 Project Censored Media democracy in action
As early as last June, American military attaches had been in touch with members of the Venezuelan military to examine the possibility of a coup.
Venezuela is the fourth largest oil-producing nation, and the third largest oil provider to the U.S. As the leader of OPEC, Chavez has encouraged lowering oil production to raise prices.
The conflict in Venezuela is still unresolved, but there are currently tentative agreements to move towards a referendum on the rule of Hugo Chavez.
www.projectcensored.org /publications/2004/12.html   (1317 words)

 CNN - Venezuela's president says military should get political role - March 13, 1999
CARACAS, Venezuela (CNN) -- Raising new fears about his commitment to civilian rule, President Hugo Chavez has proposed doing away with a constitutional ban on military involvement in politics.
Perez was the target of Chavez's 1992 coup attempt, at a time of widespread public dissatisfaction as Venezuela's oil-based economy began a sharp retraction.
Chavez's policies favoring the military have alarmed Venezuelans who fear a greater army role in a region with a history of military abuses.
www.cnn.com /WORLD/americas/9903/13/venezuela.chavez.02   (474 words)

 Military radicalism in Venezuela: lessons for Philippines - INQ7.net   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Venezuela is undergoing, if not a revolution, a process of radical change, and the military is right in the center of it.
He is also a man of the army, one who reveres the military as the institution that, under Simon Bolivar, liberated Venezuela and much of Latin America from Spain, and who has acted on the belief that it is destined to play a decisive role in Venezuela’s social transformation.
The involvement of the military in a program of radical change was not, however, regarded positively in all quarters of the army.
news.inq7.net /viewpoints/index.php?index=2&story_id=67780&col=65   (1528 words)

 Early Warning by William M. Arkin - washingtonpost.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
That those plans might be on Venezuela is actually irrelevant, it is their "raison d'être" that should be questionned and I beleive that this is the core of Mr.
Arkin uses Venezuela to shore up his point, it is quite clear for the informed reader that his knowledge on Venezuela has been acquired on the fast so as to write this article.
The opposition in Venezuela would surely like to see the US more involved in Venezuela, but the fact is that they hate Bush as much as Chavez but they wont claim it because Chavez do not appreciate G.W. That may be the only thing in common that they share.
blogs.washingtonpost.com /earlywarning/2005/11/venezuela_fumbl.html   (12329 words)

 Venezuela Ends Military Program With U.S. | www.vcrisis.com
Venezuela: the Petrostate that was and the Petrostate that is Part I, Part II, Part III
The American officers in Venezuela "were basically told to leave the Venezuelan military institutions and bases where they were," the official said in a telephone interview.
Venezuela is the United State's fourth top oil supplier, but relations between the two countries have soured in recent years.
www.vcrisis.com /index.php?content=letters/200504230642   (414 words)

 Venezuela Evicts US Military - Stormfront White Nationalist Community   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
ARACAS, Venezuela, April 24 (Reuters) - Venezuela is ending military operations and exchanges with the United States, President Hugo Chávez said Sunday, and he ordered out American instructors who he said had been trying to foment unrest in the barracks against him.
The end of military cooperation amounted to a further downgrading of ties between Venezuela, the world's No. 5 oil exporter, and its main oil customer, the United States.
Additionally, he said a small group of American military officers who were teaching and studying in Venezuela had been told to leave.
www.stormfront.org /forum/showthread.php?t=200706   (725 words)

 U.S. Military Presence near Venezuela Raises Concerns
National Assembly Deputy William Lara, one of the leaders of President Chavez's MVR party, told reporters that the U.S. presence near Venezuelan territory is part of "a plan to intimidate and provoke by the U.S." prior to the upcoming elections of the Secretary General of the Organization of American States.
Venezuela’s planned purchase of 100,000 AK-47 assault rifles and several helicopters from Russia, as well as light attack and training Super Tucano planes from Brazil, has negatively impacted the already heated relations between the leftist South American leader and the Bush administration.
The arms purchase, which Venezuela says it is necessary to defend its borders from Colombian insurgents, has been criticized by Washington on the grounds that some of the weapons may fall into the hands of Colombian guerrillas, which the U.S. accuses Chavez of supporting.
www.venezuelanalysis.com /news.php?newsno=1528   (1184 words)

 Aljazeera.Net - Venezuela bans US military instructors   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Venezuela has ordered US military instructors to stop working with its armed forces in an abrupt cessation of a 35-year-old bilateral military exchange programme.
A US official on Friday said four American military instructors and one student in Venezuela under the bilateral programme had been told to leave the bases and schools where they were working.
A year ago, Venezuela asked members of the US military mission to vacate liaison offices at armed forces bases in the country.
english.aljazeera.net /NR/exeres/15F1DB60-5E8D-42FC-BD6F-6DF5C002F4EB.htm   (236 words)

 ISN Security Watch - Venezuela cuts military ties to US
Venezuela cuts military ties to US ISN SECURITY WATCH (27/04/05) - Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has ordered five US military instructors out of the country for fomenting unrest against him, and said he was ending all military exchanges and operations with the US.
The US is the largest importer of Venezuela’s oil, and Caracas is America’s fifth-largest oil supplier, but relations between the two countries have become increasingly strained since 2002, when a coup briefly removed Chavez from office.
In the past few months, Venezuela has temporarily detained a US naval officer for photographing an air base in connection to “a possible American invasion of Venezuela”, and in a separate incident, arrested a number of journalists for photographing an oil refinery.
www.isn.ethz.ch /news/sw/details.cfm?id=11184   (328 words)

 Ex-Military in Venezuela to March - Civilian Chavistas guarding palace   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Increasingly, Venezuela's military is being pressured from all sides - and, reportedly, from within - to resolve a political crisis in which Chavez's opponents are seeking his ouster by any means.
Hundreds in the military are being investigated for their actions in April.
Under Chavez, elected in 1998, the military has built highways, delivered food and taken on other social works - over the objection of Valero and his followers who feel that is not the military's function.
www.freerepublic.com /focus/news/703084/posts   (1594 words)

 TRINICENTER.COM - Venezuela and Chávez
Caracas, Venezuela, December 16, 2005—Venezuelan officials say the WTO discussions taking place in Hong Kong are failing, and was among the countries threatening to forestall the agreement, citing concerns about unfair advantages in agriculture for the global north and the risk that the agreement could lead to industrial sabotage in southern countries.
Venezuela, along with 10 other countries, including Argentina, Brazil and India, formed a group which set forth conditions which needed to be met before they went ahead with negotiations on non-agriculture market access (NAMA).
Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela U.S. News
www.trinicenter.com /world/venez.shtml   (1070 words)

 americas.org - Civic-Military Parade Celebrates Venezuela’s Social Programs   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The army reserves also marched, as part of the Misión Miranda, showing their enthusiasm rather than their military force, since they were unarmed, some shouting “Viva Chavez!” and posing for cameras.
The combination of civil society and the military represents how the missions are being administered as well as President Chavez’ vision for a Venezuelan society based on the social participation of both the armed forces and the general population.
However, it has taken Chavez years to persuade the general population that the military can be more than just a repressive force against its own people.
www.americas.org /item_16174   (479 words)

 ZNet |Venezuela | Venezuela   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Unfortunately, once again the vicious cycle of mutual distrust has set in, such that government suspicion that parts of Venezuela’s opposition are involved in the plot have led to blanket denials and to suggestions that the paramilitary force was planted by the government in order to persecute the opposition.
Venezuela’s 1999 constitution requires such a new law and also specifies that the entire judicial system is subordinated, not just procedurally, but also administratively to the Supreme Court.
So the question of whether Venezuela is a dictatorship or a democracy is actually a misleading question, one which merely feeds into the dichotomous vicious cycle of polarization and mutual distrust.
www.zmag.org /content/showarticle.cfm?SectionID=45&ItemID=5612   (2751 words)

 Venezuela - Military Flags
These are the flags of the National Guard of Venezuela, also known as the Fuerzas Armadas de Cooperacion ("Armed Forces of Cooperation"), given their auxiliary (but not lesser) duties to the other Forces, and their contact with civilian life.
Flag of the Academia Militar de Venezuela (Venezuela´s Military Academy, officers' school): flag divided into two horizontal bands, being the upper abnd sky blue and the lower band white.
Military Flag (1945): Until middle of the XX Century some Venezuelan military corps uses as standard the National Tricolor with the Coat of Arms of the Republic on the canton and the respective corps name gilded embroidered in roman letters on the blue fringe.
www.fotw.net /flags/ve^.html   (697 words)

 VHeadline.com - US Pentagon contingency planning for military conflict with Venezuela   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
VHeadline.com Venezuela is a wholly independent e-publication promoting democracy in its fullest expression and the inalienable right of all Venezuelans to self-determination and the pursuit of sovereign independence without interference.
Our stance is decidedly pro-governance (defined as being contrary to anarchy) and pro-government to the extent that we support all and any government policies aimed at consolidating and improving the living conditions and future prosperity of ALL Venezuelans, regardless of race, color or creed.
VHeadline.com Venezuela is a foreign-based e-publication entirely focused on news and views from and about Venezuela in South America.
www.vheadline.com /readnews.asp?id=46667   (1368 words)

 Washington prepares military intervention against Venezuela : SF Indymedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
This is being used to prepare world public opinion for an act of military aggression against Venezuela using its puppets in Bogota for the purpose.
This is a provocation that is intended to prepare the way for a future military intervention of the Columbian armed forces against Venezuela.
This in turn is a preparation for intervention in Venezuela and the rest of Latin America.
sf.indymedia.org /print.php?id=1692618   (818 words)

 ZNet |Venezuela | Venezuela ends military exchange programme with the United States   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
According to Chavez, US military advisors "were carrying out their own campaign within the military institution and this cannot be allowed".
Furthermore the Bolivarian revolution in Venezuela has proven that the diktats of Washington can be defied and that the attempts of the oligarchy and imperialism to put an end to this defiance can be overcome through mass mobilisation.
Venezuela is indeed a very "dangerous" example from the point of view of the White House.
www.zmag.org /content/showarticle.cfm?SectionID=45&ItemID=7738   (991 words)

 Venezuela to Create Military Reserve Force of 1.5 Million
Caracas, Venezuela, April 4, 2005 (Venezuelanalysis.com)—Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez announced on his weekly television program Aló Presidente that a military reserve force of 1.5 million Venezuelans will be trained in order "to defend, with the people, the sovereignty and greatness of this land."
Speaking from the western state of Apure, Chávez explained that although the armed forces will train, equip and prepare the reserves, only the active military officers will be armed, clarifying that although the military reserves and the forces of national mobilization are two complementary mechanisms, they are distinct and have different purposes.
According to the Chavez government, Venezuela’s small arms arsenal is over 50 years old and it has insufficient number of vehicles to patrol its long coastline or its 1,400 mile border with Colombia.
www.venezuelanalysis.com /news.php?newsno=1572   (1161 words)

 Venezuela Strikers Seek Military Support   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The demonstration was intended to appeal to the military with the opposition organizing three marches to converge on Los Proceres, a plaza dedicated to South American freedom fighters that fronts the army's Fuerte Tiuna.
Francisco Vivancos, an economics professor at the Central University of Venezuela, said Chavez must slash spending by at least $5 billion _ cutting social programs that are the rock of the president's "Bolivarian Revolution" to lift the masses from poverty.
The president said Venezuela is producing 800,000 barrels of crude a day, up from 200,000 barrels at the low point of the strike.
www.freerepublic.com /focus/news/816153/posts   (854 words)

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